A look ahead to Saturday's early kick-off.
Leeds United face Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park on Saturday lunchtime, travelling to Lancashire for a 12:30 kick-off, which will be streamed live on LUTV, both in the UK and worldwide.
This will be the 20th match of the season for each side, with both hoping to continue their push towards the top end of the table as we head into a busy Christmas period.
Last time out, the Whites had to battle back from behind and did so, to win a five goal thriller at home to Middlesbrough, making it five wins from their last six games.
After going behind early, goals from the ever-lively trio of Dan James, Crysencio Summerville and Joel Piroe were enough to claim a huge three points for Daniel Farke’s side at Elland Road.
😍 "Dan James rises high!" pic.twitter.com/QTays40Nvj— Leeds United (@LUFC) December 2, 2023
Rovers are having a strong season of their own and currently sit just two points outside of a play-off position, with nine wins, one draw and nine losses from their opening 19 games.
Saturday’s hosts can boast the top scorer in the league, who has had a sensational season up to now. After netting 14 times, 28-year-old Sammie Szmodics has caused chaos across the division and will need to be watched closely.
Leeds do have goalscorer’s of their own, however. Both Piroe and Summerville tucked home their eighth goal of the season in our last match, putting them joint top in the club scoring charts.
The Whites are set to be backed by nearly seven-and-a-half thousand fans on Saturday. For those not in attendance, you can follow all the action right here on leedsunited.com.
A memorable moment against Rovers:
🎯 Oh. My. Word. pic.twitter.com/Cbzl2PquZF— Leeds United (@LUFC) July 5, 2020
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How to watch:
For those not attending the game, you can watch the game live on LUTV both in the UK and worldwide!
Alternatively you can follow live updates at leedsunited.com.
What has Daniel Farke said, ahead of the match?
💬 DF on Blackburn: “I rate the work of Jon Dahl and I think they’re doing a fantastic job. A really good possession side, a bit unpredictable, very brave and sometimes even a bit crazy in a positive way. We need to be at our best to win the points.” pic.twitter.com/YxGnImnbXy— Leeds United (@LUFC) December 7, 2023
Our record against Rovers:
Top scorer 2023/24:
Rovers: Sammie Szmodics (14)
Leeds: Crysencio Summerville & Joel Piroe (8)
🥶 Cool, calm and collected! pic.twitter.com/OpUlrUUbss— Leeds United (@LUFC) December 2, 2023
Referee - Matthew Donohue
Assistant Referee - Richard Wild
Assistant Referee - Alex James
Fourth Official - Tom Nield